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About Jose Antonio Diaz Luque
I'm a wildlife conservationist, with 14 years of hands-on experience in the field management and coordination of international conservation and research programs with endangered wildlife. My work focuses heavily on parrots and macaws, participating in or leading 13 programs in 8 countries. My strong interest is in biodiversity conservation based on field research and focus on wildlife species highly threatened by extinction.
Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?
Areas of expertise
Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?
Thank you for your introduction. I've never heard of Conservation Nation, I just signed up for the newsletter.
I have seen that you are working on different projects, great work! looking forward to hearing more about the organization and the work you do. See you in the groups!
Thanks for this post Molly. To be honest I had never stopped to think about the power of this word and how it could be interpreted by the different interested parties in the processes.
Although I have never seen someone not identify themselves as a stakeholder, I clearly agree that the wrong use of words can clearly affect the outcome of a process. In my experience I have had unproductive meetings where clearly some participants have felt offended because their professional title was not mentioned, or simply because they were not included in the round of acknowledgements. For some cultures this may be something bearable, a simple anecdote, but for others it is not. That is why it is so important to have local actors with a key role in the development of these processes, who help to ensure that the proposal and the process itself are not only fully compatible with the socio-cultural reality of the environment where it is carried out, but that it has been generated by them and for them.
It is increasingly clear to me that those of us who were not born in the environment where we apply our knowledge have a role to play in strengthening other local leaders. The more we work along these lines, I believe that the results will be much more visible and will generate a notable impact.
Wow Alec, very interesting work, congratulations.
I fully agree on the power of these tools to generate effective conservation processes not only in terms of the direct impact we can have on the species or ecosystem where we work, but also in terms of the optimization of resources that will always be a limiting factor.
Best of luck!
A warm welcome to the community Jose - wonderful to have you join us! Thanks so much for sharing about your work in this introduction post; very useful so we can all get to know you.
Thank you very much for your message. I'm really happy to be able to join the community, ready to help and learn.